How to install Nextcloud 12.03 on OpenSUSE Leap 42.3

To install Nextcloud 12.03 on OpenSUSE Leap 42.3

Nextcloud is an open source software for creating and using file hosting services. It has a lot of extra Calendar, Sync and Contacts features, apart from their file hosting features. It is a great free alternative to some popular services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, etc. In this article, you will learn the method to install Nextcloud 12.03 on OpenSUSE Leap 42.3

    LAMP Stack

Install php by
zypper install php php-mysql php-pecl-zip php-xml php-mbstring php-gd


Installing Nextcloud 12.03

Go to your Apache document root Location. This is the location where you need to download NextCloud 12.03

linuxhelp:~ # cd  /srv/www/htdocs


Download the latest stable version using wget command as follows.

linuxhelp:/srv/www/htdocs # wget
--2017-11-09 12:02:58--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 56197200 (54M) [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘’

100%[==============================================================================================================================================>] 56,197,200   390KB/s   in 99s    

2017-11-09 12:04:37 (557 KB/s) - ‘’ saved [56197200/56197200]


Once it is downloaded, extract the package by running the following command. 

linuxhelp:/srv/www/htdocs # unzip -d nextcloud12 
   creating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/
   creating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/ocs/
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/ocs/routes.php  
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/ocs/v2.php  
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/ocs/v1.php  
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/ocs/providers.php  
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/console.php  
   creating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/ocs-provider/
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/ocs-provider/index.php  
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/version.php  
   creating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/core/
   creating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/core/js/
creating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/resources/config/
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/resources/config/mimetypemapping.dist.json  
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/resources/config/ca-bundle.crt  
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/resources/config/mimetypealiases.dist.json  
   creating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/resources/codesigning/
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/resources/codesigning/root.crt  
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/resources/codesigning/root.crl  
  inflating: nextcloud12/nextcloud/resources/codesigning/core.crt  


After that, list the contents of your directory.

linuxhelp:/srv/www/htdocs # ls -l
total 54904
drwxrwxr-x 2 wwwrun www 4096 Oct 9 23:15 gif
-rwxrwxr-x 1 wwwrun www 2356 Mar 18 2017 info2html.css
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 56197200 Sep 20 16:34
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Nov 9 12:06 nextcloud12


Provide appropriate owner permission and file execution permission in that location.

linuxhelp:/srv/www/htdocs # chown -R wwwrun:www /srv/www/htdocs/
linuxhelp:/srv/www/htdocs # chmod -R 775 /srv/www/htdocs/


Next, you need to do a crucial step. You need to configure your Apache VirutalHost. Open the .conf file as follows.

linuxhelp:/srv/www/htdocs # vim /etc/apache2/conf.d/nextcloud12.conf


And make the following modifications in it. 

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "/srv/www/htdocs"
<Directory "/srv/www/htdocs/">
DirectoryIndex index.php
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted

Once it is done, you shall restart your Apache Service as follows. 

linuxhelp:/srv/www/htdocs # systemctl restart apache


Next, you need to configure your firewall. Run the following command for the same purpose.  

linuxhelp:/srv/www/htdocs # vim /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2


Switch to your browser and type http://yourdomain. In the page that appears, choose nextcloud12. 

You will be taken to the NextCloud page. Enter your credentials. 

Click on MySQL/MariaDB to configure your database. 

Once you are inside Nextcloud, you can view its dashboard. 

You can view the images from the Gallery. 

With this, the installation of NextCloud comes to an end. 

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